Like many of CNN’s town halls, Wednesday night’s NFL special featured multiple perspectives and balanced questioning, but the goodwill and dialogue was degraded by liberal filmmaker Spike Lee’s intolerant outbursts. Chief among them was Lee’s insistence that politics cannot be avoided in sports (and thus must be mixed) because of the country’s racist history and “genocide of Native Americans and slavery” plus dismissing concerns about NFL protests raised by a Gold Star family.
Spike Lee has made it well-known that he will refuse to attend the Oscars next month. Less well-known is what Spike intends to do with his time when he’s not at the Oscars.
Liberal movie director Spike Lee slammed the National Rifle Association on Monday's CNN Tonight, as he promoted his new movie, Chi-raq. Host Don Lemon pointed out to Lee, "You take on the NRA in the film." Lee replied, "Well, we have to. I think that we're at the tyranny on (sic) the NRA and the gun manufacturers, because there's a profit...in what they do. And that means that...they're putting profits over a human life." Lemon then sang the praises of the film: "And you think that can be changed....I'd tell everybody: go see this movie now."
While promoting his new movie, Chi-raq, about gun violence in Chicago, during the 9 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday’s NBC Today, director Spike Lee claimed: “...it's easier for an African-American, a black person, to be President of the United States than to be president of a Hollywood studio or TV network cable.”
Ten days after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, black filmmaker Spike Lee added his voice to the tumult over the incident. During Tuesday night's edition of Anderson Cooper 360, he told the CNN anchor: “Something smells bad in Ferguson, and it’s not just tear gas.”
“I do not think you should be killed in this country because allegedly you steal some cigarillos. I don’t think you should be killed in this country if there is marijuana in your system,” Lee told Cooper while referring to Brown. “The people -- not only in Ferguson, but all over this country -- do not trust what is happening. I just think there's a war on the black male, and it’s tearing this country apart." [See video below.]
When you work at that “Valhalla” of liberal journalism called The New York Times, you can’t believe it when Republicans associate themselves with trash-talking celebrities who make wild charges about President Obama.
But when President Obama associates himself with trash-talking celebrities who made wild charges about President Bush, that’s not newsworthy at all. See these lead paragraphs of the Times, one from Wednesday’s story on Ted Nugent and Texas candidate Greg Abbott, and the other one from 2012 on Spike Lee and President Obama:
Hosting liberal filmmaker Spike Lee on his Tuesday show, CNN's Anderson Cooper supported Lee's prediction that more professional athletes will come out as gay like NBA player Jason Collins.
"The tide of history is moving forward," the openly-gay Cooper remarked in a not-so-subtle boost of the gay rights movement. On Monday, Cooper hailed Collins as "a true pioneer" and lauded his announcement as a "historic decision."
Former 2 Live Crew rapper turned music promoter and VH1 star Luther Campbell isn't pleased with Spike Lee's comments about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and the new movie "Django Unchained."
Writing at his Miami NewTimes blog Tuesday, Campbell called Lee "Hollywood's resident house negro."
As liberal film maker Spike Lee appeared as a guest on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, he complained that the National Rifle Association has a "Vulcan death grip" that prevents the enaction of further gun control.
During a discussion of politics, host Piers Morgan recounted recent high-profile shootings and raised the issue of gun control:
Filmmaker Spike Lee said Monday that if Barack Obama loses his reelection bid in November, "I will be dead before" there's another black president.
Lee also said during an interview with entertainment website Vulture that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's religion is going to play a huge factor in the upcoming election:
When Spike Lee, one of the most notorious racial grievancemongers, admits that people may have legitimate reasons to dislike President Obama, then you know people may be tuning out the media's virtual non-stop campaign to demonize conservatives.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Lee, known primarily for films he made in the 80s and 90s, stated that the bad economy might be reason enough for people to oppose Obama. Unfortunately, he couldn't resist raising the specter of racism entirely: